#FlashbackFriday with the Historical Society: Main Street in Mid-20th Century

Here is this week’s #FlashbackFriday with the Whitewater Historical Society!

Pictured here is Whitewater’s Main Street in the mid-twentieth century, looking towards the Hamilton House and the White Library building. Notice that the street is lined with rather stately-looking elm trees. However, Dutch Elm Disease began spreading rapidly across the country from New England in the 1930s and ’40s, reaching Whitewater in 1957. Despite the aggressive pruning and spraying efforts employed, the disease quickly decimated Whitewater’s elm tree population.

Join us next week for more from the Whitewater Historical Society collections!

(3737P, Whitewater Historical Society)

The Whitewater Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets the history of Whitewater and the surrounding area. Be sure to join us next week for more from the Society’s collections. Please “like” us on Facebook, and check out our website at whitewaterhistoricalsociety.org!​ 

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